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Updated April 25, 2015
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  1. Sr Program manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. Good opportunities.

    Cons

    Things can move too slowly

  2. I feel very well looked after

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary, flexible work environment, working with top tier people.

    Cons

    Still a little too much process and some layers of management that aren't too inspiring. The move towards a more growth hacker mindset is encouraging however.

  3. Amazing!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance, people and location

    Cons

    Innovation, Management issues, Pay and hype

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  5. Design Talent Sourcer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to work wherever, whenever. Amazing design studios.

    Cons

    would like to see larger West Side presence.

  6. lawyer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collegial, friendly, and smart colleagues; excellent benefits; exciting work

    Cons

    Suburban location; sometimes stifling bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work at transitioning the company to a more nimble competitor!

  7. Very positive experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Microsoft full-time

    Pros

    - Good Pay
    - Friendly co-workers
    - Interesting work
    - Up an coming company
    - Fun and exciting atmosphere
    - The company has constantly evolved and is growing

    Cons

    Although the salary is competitive, the salary could be better given the location of the company in a very expensive city.

    Advice to Management

    Only advice would be to continue the same trajectory. The company seems to continuously evolve by offering different products. This ensures and promotes job security.

  8. Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of products and areas to work on. Some areas are very interesting e.g. cloud. The rest of MSFT is boring.

    Cons

    Slow, very slow. Very political no matter how they change the review system. You need to play the game to get ahead

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate test, cull PMs, bring engineers closer to customers and build stuff that customers want.

  9. Supply Chain Operations

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    Former Employee - Director in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great, smart, motivated people! The company is moving in a positive direction, and the operations team is in a great place to implement newer, customer-friendly capabilities

    Cons

    Like most companies, particularly large ones like Microsoft, there's some passive-aggressive behaviors that are not healthy, and difficult to manage.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in more outside-in thinking. Make the competition the foe -- not internal politics, budgets, and agendas. The company needs an even greater sense of urgency.

  10. Sr Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing place to work, work with best and brightest on important projects, strong level of ownership and responsibilities, very motivating work and opportunities to make an impact.

    Cons

    Little people management opportunities, internal promotion system

  11. Loved the diversity, people development, and fast pace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    for the self-aware, there are many career development opportunities. you learn a ton of soft-skills given the pace, growth and diversity fostered in the teams.

    Cons

    it takes time to develop the career. it is competitive, there are many others with better skills than yours. also, this position doesn't come with immediate respect. you still have to earn it and find ways to provide value to your team. you can also easily end up in an org needing to transition every 3-6 months, which takes time from your normal tasks.

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